Wednesday, July 6
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 6th-Wednesday, August 10th at 2:00 pm. Join Joyce Raimondo, Education Coordinator, for an exploration of the expressive language of paint and the elements of art. Examples of Pollock and Krasner’s groundbreaking painting will be shown followed by hands-on workshops. The library will not provide any supplies. You only need to sign up once and you will get the Zoom link the evening before for each session.
Feeling Color (July 6th) – Hot yellow, cool blue, fiery red! Explore how Krasner and Pollock used color to convey emotion and energy. Then learn basic color mixing techniques, followed by expressive painting. Have paint supplies on hand. This can include paint, brushes, palette or surface to mix colors, water, rag or paper towels, paper or canvas for your painting
If Lines Could Talk (July 13th) – Wavy, smooth, jagged, agitated, serene, or angry? Learn the language of line exemplified in Pollock’s drip painting and other modern artworks. Then map your emotions with lines and drawing to communicate how you feel. Have drawing supplies on hand.
Shape Up! (July 20th) – How can a circle, square or a triangle convey an emotion? Explore how simple shapes communicate ideas and feelings in abstract art. Following, create an abstract work using bold shapes. Have a surface for your picture, and assorted colored papers, scissors, glue and paint supplies on hand.
Feel It! Texture in Art (July 27th) – Rough, shiny, bumpy, smooth. How did Pollock and Krasner use texture in their art? Explore the use of tactile and visual texture in this paint-collage workshop. Collect textured materials such as sand paper, corrugated paper, fabric, cotton balls etc. and a stiff board or paper, glue, and scissors.
Make your Mark (August 3rd) – Splash, pour, scrape, swoosh. How can you apply paint in experimental ways to create dynamic emotional effects? Discover how modern artists make their marks with unconventional tools and followed by a painting project. Bring paint supplies and unusual painting tools such as sticks, forks, combs, rollers, sponges and anything else.
Composition Speaks (August 10th) – Composition is the arrangement of the elements of art in a picture. Discover Pollock’s groundbreaking all over drip painting compositions and creative ways other modern artists arrange the art elements in abstract painting. Joyce will then guide you through exercises to sharpen your understanding of composition.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library
To join this live session on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE